Much like the incumbent president’s health care tax, negative ramifications of his granting of amnesty to illegal aliens are beginning to surface, further illustrating significant faults in his unilateral overriding of public distaste for the executive action.
Brian Hughes reports in washingtonexaminer.com, that “The White House now acknowledges that many of the illegal immigrants spared from deportation under Obama’s sweeping executive action will become eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits once they reach retirement age.
“The administration says Obama’s move is sound fiscal policy, that it makes sense to grow the tax base. They also argue that it would be unfair to force people to pay into Social Security and not reap the same benefits as everybody else.
“Immigrants would have to work at least 10 years to qualify for Social Security and Medicare benefits, administration officials said, and Obama’s executive action could always be reversed by any of his successors.”
In this case, there’s a very clear, and extremely disturbing revelation being made by the “administration officials” quoted in the article. Because for the first time to this writer’s knowledge, those officials are acknowledging that, “Obama’s executive action could always be reversed by any of his successors.”
What that statement implies is that the incumbent president, and those around him, are not only fully aware that there’s a distinct possibility of future reversal, but that it might even be likely. And, if that’s the case, what they’re really saying is that the whole aspect of “executive action” is nothing more than a political game played at the highest level of national legislative activity. Because, the incumbent isn’t acting individually simply in support of generally unpopular legislation, he’s also using the circumstance to pander to his political base.
Which means that, after six years in the most important job in the world, he not only hasn’t grown into the position, he’s still the exact same community organizing street hack he was back at his start in Chicago politics.
That’s it for today folks.